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Elfab Limited
Leading the Industry in Pressure Management Innovation
Leading the Industry in Pressure Management Innovation


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New rupture disc developed for duplex holders
- Elfab’s Opti-Gard™ now suitable for even wider range of applications -

Pressure management specialist Elfab has launched a new version of its Opti-Gard™ rupture disc for use with duplex holders. Opti-Gard™ High-Strength Magnet (OPM) will typically benefit customers in the oil and gas industry and makes the Opti-Gard™ range suitable for an even wider range of applications.

The Opti-Gard™ system comprises a reverse-acting rupture disc, a single-design holder and Flo-Tel™, a non-invasive, ATEX-approved detector. The Flo-Tel™ sensor fits into the rupture disc holder while a magnet is attached to all Elfab rupture disc products. When the disc bursts, the magnet arcs away from the sensor and produces an open circuit signal. After functioning, only the disc needs to be replaced, saving on both material costs and downtime.

Previously, Flo-Tel™ could not be supplied for applications requiring duplex holders, as duplex stainless steel is magnetic and prevented the detector from functioning correctly. OPM features a high-strength magnet, allowing its detection system to be used across a wider range of process conditions where duplex holders are required.

Flo-Tel™ offers a wide range of unique benefits to customers requiring notification of disc burst, being the only integral ATEX-approved detection system available on the market. Unlike traditional membrane detectors, Flo-Tel™ is reusable and so only requires a one-off installation, saving significant costs associated with ongoing wiring. Since it is isolated from downstream pressure fluctuations or aggressive media, it will not cause unnecessary downtime through spurious “failure” indication.

Like the traditional Opti-Gard™ disc, OPM continues to offer some of the best performance specifications on the market for liquid, gas and vapour applications, featuring a three per cent tolerance and 95 per cent operating range.

Elfab offers a wide range of products and services to safety-critical industry sectors across the globe, and is constantly developing its product range to meet customer demands and strengthen its pressure intelligence brand.

Pick up a copy of today's The Journal. Elfab are featuring in the Best Places to work in the North East section

Elfab awarded ISO/TS 29001:2010 certification

November 2013

First rupture disc manufacturer to achieve oil and gas industry-specific standard

Elfab has been awarded ISO/TS 29001:2010 approval for its quality management system. Elfab is the first rupture disc manufacturer to satisfy the third edition of technical specification ISO/TS 29001, developed specifically for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.

Elfab has achieved ISO/TS29001:2010 certification

Explaining the significance of the accreditation, Elfab’s quality manager Bryan Tate said: “This approval demonstrates Elfab’s commitment to industry best practice and continual quality improvement. It allows us to streamline operations to continually improve our technical knowledge and reduce waste, which will benefit our customers in the long term.”

Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance carried out an internal audit at Elfab’s premises in August 2013, with official certification following two months later. This is a further addition to Elfab’s extensive range of quality approvals.

Ed Durante, project leader of the ISO/TC 67 working group that developed ISO/TS 29001:2010, described the standard as “the baseline requirement for quality management systems in the exploration and production sector of the petroleum and natural gas industry. The document is gaining acceptance in the refining sector and is being seriously considered in the pipeline sector.”

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New rupture disc detection system Ex d-approved

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Elfab appoints new sales manager for western Europe -

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Come and find out about our new products at ADIPEC, Abu Dhabi 10-13 November. To arrange a meeting, please contact us.

Elfab scores highly in Manufacturers’ League - For further details

Would you like to meet Elfab? We are #exhibiting at SPE Offshore Europe conference & exhibition, Aberdeen from 3-6 September - Booth 4B141. There will be live demos at 11am and 2pm everyday showcasing the new launch of Flo-Tel™ xd detection system.

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We are pleased to announce that we are through to the final of EIC’s Award for Supply Chain Excellence. For further details
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